Prada appoints two ESG experts as non-executive board members

Italian luxury brand Prada has named ESG experts Pamela Culpepper and Anna Maria Rugarli to its board.

Pamela Culpepper is the co-founder of Have Her Back, a women-owned and led culture consultancy focused on advancing equity. She also served as Director of Human Resources at exchange holding companies Cboe Global Markets and held various leadership positions at PepsiCo.

Anna Maria Rugarli has over 20 years of experience in designing innovative programs in the development of sustainable development strategies. She spent 12 years at Nike, where she initiated and launched sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Prada said Culpepper and Rugarli were selected for their “proven track records” in ESG, and in accordance with the brand’s board diversity policy.

These appointments bring the total number of Prada board members to 11, including five women and six men.

Lorenzo Bertelli, Head of CSR at Prada Group, said in a statement: “I am delighted to welcome to the Board of Directors Pamela Culpepper and Anna Maria Rugarli, professionals with in-depth knowledge of ESG topics and who have held management positions in multinational companies.

“Their contribution will be crucial for the Board of Directors and for the deployment of Prada’s sustainable development strategy. This decision will allow us to accelerate several projects already in our pipeline.

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